Big Waves And Flooded Beaches
The storm surge is till hitting the coastline with heavy wave action. Surfers are excited from what I hear down at the inlet, there are some sick waves. Rehoboth beach and all the ocean beach towns are getting water to the dune line at high tide. We are two hours from high tide and the water is already washing over the beaches. Park beaches have swales or pools of water against the dunes in several areas. Beach combing has been productive for many at low tide. These conditions will settle down as the week progresses once this nor’easter comes through after Wednesday.
Marine Forecast …
SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK
ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY…
High pressure over the area moves out to sea tonight. Low pressure
approaches from the west tonight, and then rapidly intensifies off
the Mid-Atlantic coast Wednesday morning. This storm lifts along the
Northeast coast during the day and then races out to sea Wednesday
night. Several cold fronts will pass through the region through the
end of the week, then high pressure builds east for the weekend.
Coastal waters from Cape May NJ to Cape Henlopen DE out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island DE out 20 nm-
920 AM EST Tue Mar 6 2018
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
REST OF TODAY
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E late this
morning, then SE. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a
dominant period of 15 seconds. A chance of rain late.
SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming
E 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Swell mainly from the E with
a dominant period of 12 seconds. Rain. Snow in the late evening
and early morning. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
E winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt late in the
morning, then becoming NW in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt.
Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft late. Swell mainly from
the E with a dominant period of 14 seconds. Rain until late
afternoon, then a chance of rain late. Vsby 1 NM or less early in
the morning, then 1 to 3 NM early in the afternoon.
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt,
becoming W 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight.
Seas 4 to 7 ft. Swell mainly from the E with a dominant period of
14 seconds. A chance of rain early in the evening.
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
W winds around 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
W winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
NW winds around 5 kt, becoming NE after midnight.
Seas around 3 ft in the evening, then 2 ft or less.